Head of Communications, Technologies and Business Transformation
The role of Head of Communications, Technologies and Business Transformation for Ryedale District Council is a career enhancing opportunity.
As a council we recognise the importance of investing in our communications function, maximising the internal and external benefits of keeping people informed and engaging with a wide range of partners, communities and vitally, the public.
As a result we are looking for an experienced and innovative Head of Communications who can provide pro-active and creative strategic input and leadership locally, regionally and beyond.
As Head of Communications, Technologies and Business Transformation you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a high quality communications strategy and addressing specific areas of improvement, providing the media channels and platforms which enable the council to realise its aspirations in both the short and long term.
You will lead a high performing service with modern innovative approaches. You will use the resources available to you through partnership working to maximise breadth of impact.
You will work closely with the Senior Management Team and Elected Members to ensure that the council’s reputation is maintained and enhanced through effective engagement with members, partners, residents, staff and stakeholders. This will include proactive promotion of the Council Plan priorities.
To be successful in the role you will have a track record of leading successful communications strategies, have a strong awareness of IT capability and functionality within a complex organisation, alongside in-depth knowledge of political and public sector landscape and the communication challenges this naturally presents. Strong leadership skills are needed to elevate the role of communications across the organisation and perform a critical element of achieving the organisation’s objectives.
With strong communication and engagement skills and the ability to think creatively you will use your presence to influence and lead people through a fast period of change and enhance the reputation and image of the council through transparency and openness.
Partnership working is integral to what we do, and a key part of the role will be to understand the practical and political challenges of working across a complex organisation and with a range of partners, bringing a sophisticated and agile approach to a busy and multi-faceted agenda.
You will be challenged with becoming a key strategic enabler, quickly winning the respect of colleagues and partners in order to successfully drive through the necessary changes and embed communications as a strategic, proactive and core function of the council.
This is a unique opportunity that requires both versatility and resilience, offering a professional challenge that the right person will relish as well as genuine opportunity to make a real difference to the communities of Ryedale.
Whilst benefiting from the beautiful countryside, commuting to Ryedale and our head office in Malton is easier than you might imagine, and with agile modern working practice this opportunity presents an ambitious communication professional with an enviable out of work lifestyle to match a progressive career.
For more information about Ryedale District Council and how to apply, please go to our designated campaign site: www.ryedaleopportunities.co.uk
Close date: 7th July
Shortlisting 8th July
Interview 24th July